Brief Profile

Dr. Anup Anvikar

National Institute of Biologicals, Noida
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Government of India

Dr. Anup Anvikar holds an MBBS and MD Microbiology from Government Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra. After a brief stint at Dr. Hedgewar Rugnalaya, Aurangabad, he was a Medical Teacher for 3 years. He joined the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), initially for 5 years at ICMR-National Institute for Research in Tribal Health, Jabalpur and then for 14 years at ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR), New Delhi.

Dr. Anvikar’s research focus has been on improving the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. This includes the development and quality assurance of diagnostics for malaria, chikungunya and dengue. He implemented the Quality Assurance programme for malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) in India. Dr Anvikar has participated in the roll out of national and international clinical trials for new antimalarials, as well as in several operational research studies on malaria control. He has been closely involved in the surveillance and monitoring of antimalarial drug resistance nationwide in India and has designed and led national pharmacovigilance studies of antimalarial medicines.

Dr. Anvikar established the only South-East Asian WHO-recognized malaria RDT lot testing laboratory at ICMR-NIMR, which is one of the three such facilities globally. He has worked as the assessor of dossiers and Inspector for drugs, vaccines and diagnostics and inspector for various agencies.

Dr. Anvikar has mentored national and international Masters students, PhD students and Post Doctoral Fellows, and has published 125 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has also managed several research projects with national and international funding. He has seven patents to his name. He is also the recipient of two prestigious awards.